Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since they were first observed by Pasteur and Koch and later named by Selman Waksman in 1942. Unfortunately, antibiotic-resistant microbial strains are becoming more prevalent and therefore making once easily treated infections more difficult to treat.
Review different ways microbial growth can be controlled using physical and chemical methods. Perform a search for new methods, techniques, or devices that are currently being implemented in the healthcare setting to prevent the development or spread of antibiotic-resistant microbial strains. Select one technique or device from your research that you found interesting to share with your classmates. Discuss how this new method works and identify the impact it would have in the healthcare setting to prevent the development or spread of antibiotic-resistant microbial strains.